Check Out These 7 Summer Vacation Spots – Off the Beaten Path

The United States is home to many off-the-beaten-path locations that are not yet known around the world. While our country’s mainstream destinations have earned crowds that flock to see them year-round, plenty of summer vacation spots are brimming with beauty and waiting to be discovered.

If you’re not a fan of crowds or simply looking for new spots to visit, today we’re rounding up a few summer vacation spots across the nation. What would you add to the list?

  1. Rock City, Georgia

Just outside of Chattanooga, TN is a 200-million-year-old rock formation that will thrill the heart of anyone with a desire to explore. Young children won’t want to miss the fairy tale-esque caverns. Other highlights include a 90-foot waterfall, a suspended bridge, a 1,000-ton balanced rock, and Ruby Falls – the deepest and tallest waterfall on earth. Cave adventures and zipline tours are available with advance reservations. If you hike to the top of Lookout Mountain, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of seven states!

Rock City also offers special events year-round, like the Southern Blooms Festival and summer music weekends.

  1. Seal Rock, Oregon

Oregon’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway is a favorite drive for many Americans, and rightfully so. Truly breathtaking scenery awaits you around every bend in the road. The town of Seal Rock itself is home to less than 2,000 residents and has a host of delightful shops, art galleries, and restaurants to explore when you visit.

Seal Rock RV Cove is located a few minutes south of Newport, a small fishing town, and makes a great summer stop for RVers. Seal Rock RV Cove features dog-friendly beaches and gorgeous tide pools.

  1. Baxter State Park, Maine

Summertime is magical just about everywhere in the state of Maine, and Baxter State Park is no exception.

Located at the northern tip of the Appalachian Trail, it is home to Mount Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine. If you’re an avid hiker with the proper equipment and skills, check out the Knife Edge Trail, a famed and exhilarating 1.1-mile rocky hike with 2,000-foot drops on both sides.

Other hikes will afford you views of the gorgeous lakes in the park, and come nighttime, you’ll have spectacular views of the stars with a lack of light pollution.

  1. Moab, Utah

When you plan a summer vacation to Moab, you’ll be able to take in the beauty of two of Utah’s National Parks: Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. The gorgeous landscape in Moab features miles of red rock formations, open space, thousand-foot canyons, and snow-capped mountain peaks.

A drive to the overlook at Dead Horse Point around sunrise or sunset is another must when in Moab. Adventure awaits in pretty much whatever form you’re interested in: biking, canyoneering, four-wheeling, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, rafting on the Colorado River, ziplining, and more.

For a more low-key day or evening, you’ll find great restaurants, shops, parks, the Moab Golf Club, and the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park & Tracks Museum.

  1. Assateague Island, Maryland

The Assateague Island National Seashore in between Maryland and Virginia is one of a handful of places in the United States where horses freely roam on miles of sandy beaches. You’ll be able to spot lots of other wildlife at Assateague State Park, and just remember to keep your distance from the majestic horses as they are indeed wild. Hiking and bike trails are available, as well as canoe and kayak launching areas.

Maryland is known for its blue crabs, and you’ll have an abundance of crab shacks to choose from if you’d like to try steamed crabs or crab cakes. The iconic Assateague Crab House is located just outside the park’s campgrounds.

  1. Cherry Springs State Park in Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Home to some of the darkest skies and brightest stars on the eastern seaboard, Cherry Springs State Park has frequently been named one of the top seven places on the planet for stargazing.

The park is open from mid-April through the end of October and offers private guided star tours by a local astronomer for anyone who would like some expertise as they take in the stunning night sky here.

  1. Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth, a Bavarian-themed village, lies in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state and is easily accessible from US Route 2. The charming mountain town is peppered with pastel-colored buildings and authentic beer halls that make it seem like it should be in the Bavarian Alps. Leavenworth has great places to hike, bicycle, and rock climb.

New and Used RV Dealers Near Me in Maryland

If you’re planning your summer vacations and find yourself itching to upgrade your RV or purchase your very first RV, give Economy RVS a call at (301) 884-8400 or stop in to see us along Route 5 at 29020 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, MD. If you’re searching online for new or used RV dealers near me, you can also check out our inventory of new RVS and used RVS online to find something to suit your needs.

Economy RVS has something for every budget in our ever-changing selection of travel trailers, fifth wheels, popups, toy haulers, and expandable trailers. Our experienced team can help you with financing for your unique situation, and you may fill out a consumer credit application on our site.

With so many types of new and used RVs to choose from at Economy RVS in southern Maryland, you are bound to find one equipped with all you need to make memories this summer and for years to come. Wherever the open road is calling you to go, we’re here to help you get there!